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Feb 25, 2013 5:00pm EST
hague. the visit to london was the first stop on a nine country 10 day trip. the secretary spoke with reporters and responded to questions about the upcoming meeting with syrian opposition leaders. >> ladies and gentlemen, it's a great honor to welcome the 16th secretary of state of the united states of america, john kerry, to london today. secretary kerry, we are delighted you chose the united kingdom as your first destination overseas. i am first visit as foreign secretary was to the united states and each day and also each hour since then, i witnessed the importance of our indefensible alliance. when the united states and united kingdom act together, we make a powerful difference in world affairs and our partnership and diplomacy, intelligence and defense has no equal in the world. secretary kerry and i have met recent years in recent months, but this visit is my first opportunity to welcome him here secretary of state and pay tribute to the immense experience he brings to his new role. event details and very thorough talks covering the full range of global affairs, top of our
CSPAN
Feb 21, 2013 5:00pm EST
voices, not as what it is about. first of all, you should understand security environment from london over the last central years and the rest of the country. twenty years ago, the collapse of the soviet union removed this to the united kingdom and the rest of the alliance. and it is a combination that dominates the uk security landscape. including international terrorism and unconventional attacks, seen as the most direct threat. over the past 10 years, consistent themes run through official government reviews of uk defense. both nuclear and otherwise, and we have had a plethora of these reviews. in general, the security context involves numerous crises of the geographical area. we have found that european security is essential in those regions [inaudible] so far, it has proven to be correct. in the context of this with a range of other factors that could lead to an increase of conflict involving a nuclear armed state, including weak and failing states and international terrorism, pressure, and key resources such as energy driven up by population and economic development and climate
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 12:00pm EST
while ago. 1989 to 1991. senior producer for the today show and nbc's london bureau chief. republican caller from alexandria virginia. >> al-jazeera al-jazeera journfallists in 2005 four and 2005 basically identified directly aiding and abetting of u.s. forces on the ground and directly contributed to by spotting and targeting american sources for the enemy directly leading to the death of american troops in iraq. and i think that it is something that american or listeners of this show should be very much aware of when they. participating in the al-jazeera. i read your website consistently. i think the news is decent but the editorial portions are so strongly anti-american, and, all of these articles they are talking about the downfall of america, and the strength of the vis-a-vis america and how, and i give you a perfect example. last week when president obama announced an increase in aiding and humanitarian aid to syrian civilians and the ref few camps in southern turkey, al-jazeera ran the article how america not giving weapons to the free syrian army was actually indirectly assist
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
the receivers to get down low and the london through state inks. this is a huge footprint not measured in official statistics and there was movement. there needs to be more of movement. i agree strongly about the property rights issue. it is one thing to adapt from the rest of the world. it's something to take other peoples technology, but to become a leader in technology come you have to protect property rights. they has to be a clear property rights. i would finally add a very important challenge that would need to be tackled sooner rather than later is the dual citizenship, two types of citizens in the 50s, where we sent half that in the cities. maybe a third of men come as something like that don't you still rights that other citizens get in the city. how do you continue this organization? this is not an easy problem and again point to countries like india and brazil, which have huge problems, we cities got overrun and became a successful are coming back now. so these are important things that need to be done. [speaking chinese] >> translator: well, professor rogoff talked about re
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 9:00am EST
prime minister's question time from london. if you missed any of this program you can see it in its entirety as always sunday at 9 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> one hundred years ago this month the 16th amendment to the constitution was ratified giving congress the power to collect federal income tax. yesterday the urban institute hosted a discussion on the history of the federal income tax as well as proposals for replacing the income tax system. this last about 90 minutes. spent good afternoon, everybody. welcome to the urban institute's first to say where we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the income tax. my name is howard, the editor of the tax policy center blog, and moderator for today's program. 100 years ago today, delaware became the 36th state to ratify the 16th amendment to the constitution. creating modern income tax. which it wasn't the first income tax. we had one in the civil war but this one was memorialized in the constitution and we've had an income tax ever since. it is a tax we love to hate. in the 100 years it has gone from a simple rich man's tax to the top rat
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
is the mandated body to do that. i have met in islamabad and i believe they just might in london as well. we are moving towards the task absolutely. as far as i can say i'm happy to speak to the sock for the record. >> would cut about 20 minutes left. amalie, jamie, hashish. mla. >> ought to ask a follow-up on the question you alluded to clarification. the prisoners that have been released in recent months have all been bad after he questions asked. talk about what the process is for making those decisions. >> that suppresses the united states and afghanistan have been engaged in together and we are absolutely following their lead. they are going to be bringing nice and i keep saying this is a reason why it has to be afghan led. they have to be engaged in how they take this forward. it has to be wrote and that we will be according to their chronology in their comfort on this. >> separate question is on the coalition and. i know there was a period of time in pakistan for those. [inaudible] >> i think the status of that is we have accounting. simply talk about. they were suspended over the six
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
yesterday for members in the house of commons during his weekly question time session. from london, this is 35 minutes. >> the prime minister.ister mr. christopher coates. [inaudible conversations] >> thank you, mr. speaker.. spee this morning at minute -- mini meetings with ministerial colleagues and others. i shall have further suchl meetings later today such meetir today. >> in thanking my right honorable friend for the answer, and in having given my right honorable friend notice of my question which you may find particularly useful in the sense of its fair and transparent, and it's also very modern, cannot right honorable friend say that in response to the many concerns expressed in yesterday's debate will be ensure that civil partnerships are open to heterosexual couples on an equal basis with homosexual couples? >> i'm very grateful to my honorable friend, and also for giving me notice of his question. i listen carefully to what he says but, frankly, i'm a marriage man. i'm a great supporter of marriage. i want to promote marriage, defend marriage, encourage marriage. in the
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm EST
in london. he was director of the central intelligence agency, also known as the cia. he retired from the air force after 39 years in july 2008. he is currently a principal at consulting firm run by secretary of homeland security and also a distinguished visiting professor at george mason university. if i don't get this right, i will be whipped by him who is here. the other george. [laughter] you will learn this evening general hayden brings a great sense of history into his own studies and mission and purpose in all he has done in his life. he also brings a sense of humor, and i think you'll see that as well. he has had some of the most incredible jobs with access to some of the most incredible information or credible information on the planet. keeping in mind the modern era of american intelligence, what we now have, this great vast system of intelligence was born out of necessity and urgency of the second world war. it was mostly about figuring what the enemy was up to, weapon systems that would be deployed, where they were going to attack next. the cold war was fought across the i
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm EST
as secretary of state. he starts off in europe visiting london, berlin, paris and rome which is expected to meet with leaders from the syrian opposition. secretary then goes to the middle east, stopping in five countries he isn't visiting israel or the palestinian territories. earlier today he gave what is billed as the first major foreign policy address as the secretary of state. topics he touched on climate change and the automatic spending cuts set to take effect march 1st. >> from returning from vietnam he knew that the value of sharing hour promised values bore fruit in the long run in the future. he said having people who understand your thoughts, she said is much greater security than other submarine. let me be very clear foreign assistance is not a giveaway. it's not charity. it is an investment in a strong america and in the free world. foreign assistance lifts other people love and then reinforces their willingness to link arms with us in common endeavors. and when we help others crackdown on corruption, that makes it easier for our own compliance against corruption, and it mak
CSPAN
Feb 27, 2013 5:00pm EST
of weather-related events. now, major private insurance companies like lloyd's of london and others have for years been developing strategies to address climate change, but our federal insurance programs don't even have the basic information to address these risks. understanding and preparing for these risks is essential to protect our communities from catastrophic loss. according to noaa, the value of flood insurance coverage in my home state of rhode island was $2.2 billion in 2011. the ocean state has received $57 million in payouts since 1978 some of which helped rhode islanders recover from our record floods of 2010 brought on by extremely heavy rainfall. folks who have flood coverage through the national flood insurance program should know that heavy rainfall has increased in the northeast by 74% since the 1950's, and scientists predict that warmer air will continue to increase the frequency of heavy rainfall and consequence flooding in the northeast. disaster aid is expensive. fema has obligated more than $80 billion in federal disaster aid between 2004 and 2011. another $50.5 bil
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 9:00am EST
college london, have a pretty impressive skills that. a lot folks want to hire me and i will be working for a long time. pretty healthy guy, i will be working until i am 68 years old. i will be pouring a lot and to those tax dollars and that makes the difference in terms of people less skilled if we believe we have a social safety net that has to be funded. take the immigration issue of of the table. lifetime net tax rate that you are putting into the system versus what you're getting out is going up pretty much no matter what we do. for the baby boomers the lifetime net tax rate was in the neighborhood of 20. for people who have not been born yet the next tax rate in a 70s. the question is you want to look at who is going to make a big positive impact in fiscal terms, a crude way of talking about it but humanitarian terms, having any immigration enforcement regime at all, we are doing something normative lee and sound so step 1, acknowledge that any immigration laws that a decent law-abiding person, someone who did some shoplifting when he was young, that is not a bad person. there wer
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2013 8:30am EST
to the committee and into the house of lords before final passage. and today in london the prime minister delivered remarks to the house of commons following his trip to brussels where he met with european leaders. he opened his remarks with comments on the resignation of pope benedict xvi. here are some of his remarks. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i'm sure the whole house will join me in sending our best wishes to pope benedict following his announcement today. he has worked tirelessly to strengthen britain's relations with the holy see and his visit to britain in 2010 is remembered with great respect and affection. posted benedicts message on the visit of working for the common good is something i spoke to her whole country and i'm sure his successor will continue to provide a voice of inspiration for millions around the world. >> there was also reaction to the pope's resignation in washington. house speaker john been released a statement saying -- >> americans were inspired by his visit to the united states in 2008, and by his quiet city leadership of the church in uncertain times. pe
CSPAN
Feb 27, 2013 9:00am EST
. >> the american airlines operates a direct flight out of raleigh to london heathrow, that seems to be a popular flight. do you know if that's a profitable flight or unprofitable flight? >> congressman, i'm not aware whether it is or is not profitable. it's a service we've had for a number of years. as you know with the accommodation we have with the british airways in terms of our joint alliance, we have we offer tremendous service in to heathrow and elsewhere. i would hope the service you're referencing continues. i don't know about the profitability. >> is there any consideration of expanding the international flightses with the raleigh airplane that you know? >> one of the sphris about the -- one of the things about the industry we are looking at where we can expand our service. as i mentioned earlier, we have an aircraft order for a 500 aircraft that we did the summer before last. that allows us to replace expanding aircraft and our service. the networking people look at the tremendous amount of opportunity to the -- i don't know i'm happy to ask our folks to look to the particular question
CSPAN
Feb 22, 2013 12:00pm EST
the london school of economics, and a bs in computer science from georgia tech. andy has operational, technical, and policy experience. please welcome dr. andy ozment. [applause] >> i'm definitely telling my mother i'm well-rounded. that's, i do want to emphasize the, use that e-mail address to send in any questions. really easy questions would be great. when i found out that's what we were doing i did contact my staff and ask them to sort of spam it with softballs so hopefully i will have a lot of easy yes, sir. -- questions. i greatly appreciate that kind introduction. it is a pleasure to follow suzanne, that is exactly the right set up because suzanne laid out the groundwork have how we have to intigrate cybersecurity and physical protection with respect to critical infrastructure. conceptually we all have under stood that for a long time but the last five or six years at least cybersecurity received a lot of the spotlight and i think we're reverting to the phase we need to be in which cybersecurity and physical security are integrated and appreciated in the same context. suzanne
CSPAN
Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm EST
for the fun was based in london. and did not know at the time with the address of the partnership was. >> and what did you divest? >> en 2010 when i became omb director and the fund was disclosed in all of my prior confirmations and all of my sf 278. i am not aware of any tax benefits that i got from participating in it. >> it was an investment. did you pay taxes on that investment. >> i reported all income related to the investment on my tax forms and pay on my taxes. >> but did you pay taxes? did your in texas. >> i lost money on the investment. so, in fact, i lost money. i did not have a great deal of income. >> thank you. >> thank you. appreciate it. following the financial crisis many lessons are learned by many financial firms including city taking actions to improve their performance operations responsibilities. my questions relate to the time that you were there, and frankly i do now believe that i have a good understanding of your responsibilities as managing director and chief operating officer at citi group units. you have said that you were not involved in investment, deci
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